It might seem like the world is awash is in connected devices, but we haven’t seen anything yet. But the companies storing data from all those sensors say they’re not worried about how much there’ll be as much as about making it easy to use.
A Brooklyn nonprofit has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund air quality monitors that it hopes to deploy around the country to get people involved in reducing pollution.
Microsoft Health works with Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices. Much of it is based on Microsoft’s cloud-based “intelligence engine”, and the company wants startups to build health-related services around it.
The hub’s development is only on the Spanish carrier group’s to-do list, so there are scant details right now, but it will handle the fixed lighting and heating that Thinking Things can’t yet control.
If hospitals can convince nurses, doctors and other staff to track their movements, everyone — patients included — stand to win. At Structure Connect, a hospital executive explained how her institution got staff on board and some of the insights they’ve discovered as a result.
Weather tracking isn’t just Android owners any more. OpenSignal has made its crowdsourced climate-monitoring app available on iOS though only iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users can take measurements.
Biosensors are on the verge of changing the way we use our smartphones to investigate the world around us.
TV white spaces haven’t emerged as global networking band like Weightless had hoped. So now it’s planning to build its internet-of-things connectivity network on the same industrial bands used by ZigBee, Z-Wave and Sigfox.
The Finnish company offers waste collection firms volume and temperature sensors that go in their bins, then manages the resulting data to optimize collection routes and times.
As much as we like to think of the internet of things as something linked by standards, it will be a hodgepodge of trapped sensor data for quite some time.